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  • Soldier Rigby's killer appeals whole life sentence
    Soldier Rigby's killer appeals whole life sentence Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    A British man sentenced to life in jail without parole for butchering a soldier to death in a London street has appealed against his conviction, the Judicial Office said Tuesday. More »

  • Rigby killer appeals over sentence
    Rigby killer appeals over sentence Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    One of the two murderers of soldier Lee Rigby has launched an appeal against his whole-life prison term, the Judicial Office confirmed today. More »

  • Lambeth Gangs Shoot Their Way to Top of London's Gun Crime League
    Lambeth Gangs Shoot Their Way to Top of London's Gun Crime League Thu, Mar 27, 2014

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  • Anti-Racism Day 2014: Neglected Cases of Missing Black People
    Anti-Racism Day 2014: Neglected Cases of Missing Black People Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Magaly Moore, Tatiana's mother, said her daughter is "a really good girl" and her disappearance is uncharacteristic. Moore said she can't afford to make fliers to let people know her daughter is missing, so she has been visiting the gas station where Tatiana vanished and asking passers-by about the girl, and showing them photos of Tatiana. Relisha Tenau Rudd, 8, has been missing for weeks and was last seen at a local homeless shelter in southeast Washington DC on Wednesday 19 March. More »

  • UK couple jailed for videos hailing soldier's murder
    UK couple jailed for videos hailing soldier's murder Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    A British judge on Friday jailed a young Muslim couple for making YouTube videos that praised the murder of a soldier by extremists in London last year, and for urging similar attacks overseas. More »

  • Couple Jailed For Lee Rigby YouTube Videos
    Couple Jailed For Lee Rigby YouTube Videos Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    A man has been sentenced to five years and four months for posting YouTube videos glorifying the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. Royal Barnes, 23, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday, with his wife, Rebekah Dawson, getting a 20-month sentence. They published the clips shortly after the brutal murder of Fusilier Rigby in Woolwich last May. A third video showed Barnes mocking the public's grief at Fusilier Rigby's murder and laughing uncontrollably as he and his wife drove past flowers at the murder scene. More »

  • Lee Rigby: Royal Barnes and Rebekah Dawson Jailed for Uploading 'Vile' …
    Lee Rigby: Royal Barnes and Rebekah Dawson Jailed for Uploading 'Vile' … Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    A British Islamist couple who pleaded guilty to glorifying the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby by posting a series of YouTube videos have been jailed. Royal Barnes, 23, of Hackney, east London, was sentenced to five years and four months in prison after he and his wife Rebekah Dawson, 22, admitted to making three "vile" videos following the murder of Rigby in Woolwich on 22 May 2013. In one of the videos, Barnes could be heard describing the soldier's murder as a "glorious day". They also uploaded a video of themselves laughing hysterically as they drove past a floral tribute to Rigby at the scene where he was killed. More »

  • Couple jailed over Rigby video
    Couple jailed over Rigby video Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    A British Muslim couple were jailed today for glorifying the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in videos posted on YouTube that were "offensive in the extreme". More »

  • MPs vote to abandon badger culls
    MPs vote to abandon badger culls Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    MPs have overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the Government to abandon controversial badger culls in England in favour of vaccinating the animals. More »

  • Who is Patrick Rock? Cameron's Porn Adviser Always Left in the Political …
    Who is Patrick Rock? Cameron's Porn Adviser Always Left in the Political … Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    Patrick Rock was arrested three weeks ago after being accused of an offence related to child abuse imagery. The National Crime Agencyhas been investigating his office and IT system inside No 10. But David Cameron only made a public announcement about his arrest on Monday (3 March) after he was quizzed by a national newspaper. As a teenager he went to Jesuit Stonyhurst College in Lancashire and won a scholarship to Worcester College, Oxford, where he studied history. More »

  • Boris Johnson: Muslim Extremist Parents are 'Child Abusers'
    Boris Johnson: Muslim Extremist Parents are 'Child Abusers' Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    Muslim children who are at risk of being exposed to "radical Islamic extremism" by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be taken into care, according to Boris Johnson. Writing in his column for the Daily Telegraph, the mayor of London said some children should be removed from their families to stop them being taught the kind of "mad yearning for murder and death" espoused by the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby. Johnson told London radio station LBC Radio during his monthly phone-in that children exposed to extreme views by BNP members could also be taken into care. In his article, Johnson wrote: "We know that the problem of radicalisation is not getting conspicuously worse – but nor is it going away. More »

  • Triple Killer Joanne Dennehy In Jail For Life
    Triple Killer Joanne Dennehy In Jail For Life Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Psychopathic killer Joanne Dennehy laughed as she was taken away to serve life for the random killing of three men and the attempted murder of two others. The mother-of-two was told by trial judge Mr Justice Spencer that she was a "cruel, calculating and manipulative serial killer" and will now die behind bars. At one point Dennehy swore at the judge as he made his sentencing remarks. Mr Justice Spencer said medical reports made it clear she was a sadomasochist who enjoyed sex with extreme violence. More »

  • Triple Killer Joanne Dennehy Being Sentenced
    Triple Killer Joanne Dennehy Being Sentenced Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Triple killer Joanne Dennehy is being sentenced for murdering three men "for fun" before dumping their bodies in ditches. Mr Justice Spencer will also declare a minimum term she will serve. The killings took place in and around Peterborough during a 10-day period last March and April. Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, Kevin Lee, 48, and John Chapman, 56, all died from multiple stab wounds. More »

  • Rigby's Mum 'Collapsed' After Killers Brawl
    Rigby's Mum 'Collapsed' After Killers Brawl Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Lee Rigby's mother collapsed and needed medical treatment after the dramatic sentencing hearing that saw her son's raging killers bundled out of court by guards. Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale exploded with anger after judge Mr Justice Sweeney said they had betrayed Islam when they hacked the soldier to death near Woolwich barracks. Afterwards, Mrs Rigby said her legs "went from underneath me", and an ambulance was called. More »

  • Lee Rigby Mother Lyn Collapsed at Old Bailey as Michael Adebolajo and Michael …
    Lee Rigby Mother Lyn Collapsed at Old Bailey as Michael Adebolajo and Michael … Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Lee Rigby's mother revealed her terror when her son's killers started brawling in court before her eyes. Lyn Rigby said she thought she was going to die when Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale began fighting in the dock at the Old Bailey as they were jailed for life. More »

  • Lee Rigby: Read Justice Sweeney Remarks on Jailing of Michael Adebolajo and …
    Lee Rigby: Read Justice Sweeney Remarks on Jailing of Michael Adebolajo and … Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Lee Rigby's killers Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale revelled in a creating a "blood bath". The killers, who were sentenced to a whole-life and 45-year prison sentence respectively, were bundled from the Old Bailey dock as Justice Sweeney read out his sentence.  As an emotional Rigby family and the Fusilier's fiancé Aimee West watched on, the judge described what happened on the fateful afternoon of May 22 last year. The speed of the car was such that it carried up onto the pavement and crashed into the support of a road sign and stopped, depositing Lee Rigby in the area between the front of the car and an adjacent wall. More »

  • Muslim killer of British soldier in London gets life sentence
    Muslim killer of British soldier in London gets life sentence Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    A Muslim extremist was jailed for life and his accomplice for 45 years on Wednesday for hacking British soldier Lee Rigby to death on a London street in a "terrorist" killing that shocked the nation. More »

  • Rigbys: Now Lee can rest in peace
    Rigbys: Now Lee can rest in peace Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    The family of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has welcomed the lengthy jail terms for his killers, saying he will now be able to rest in peace. More »

  • Lee Rigby Murderers Fight With Guards
    Lee Rigby Murderers Fight With Guards Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    The two men who murdered soldier Lee Rigby fought with guards in the dock ahead of their sentencing at the Old Bailey. Michael Adebolajo jumped from his seat and shouted "Allah akbar" at the judge, and both he and Michael Adebowale had to be restrained by several security guards. Adebowale shouted "that's a lie" and "it's not a betrayal of Islam", and ranted about America and Britain. The pair ran Fusilier Rigby down before hacking him to death in Woolwich last year. More »

  • Lee Rigby: Woolwich Killers Jailed For Life
    Lee Rigby: Woolwich Killers Jailed For Life Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    One of the killers of Lee Rigby has been sentenced to die in prison and the other has been jailed for a minimum of 45 years. Michael Adebolajo shouted "Allahu- Akbar" at the judge, and he and co-killer Michael Adebowale were both restrained and pinned down by several guards at the Old Bailey. More »

  • Court chaos as Rigby killers jailed
    Court chaos as Rigby killers jailed Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    The fanatics who murdered soldier Lee Rigby brought chaos to a courtroom today as one of the killers was condemned to die behind bars. More »

  • Lee Rigby's Family Says Justice Has Been Served
    Lee Rigby's Family Says Justice Has Been Served Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    The family of Lee Rigby are "satisfied" with the sentences handed to his killers and believe they received the "right prison term". Michael Adebolajo, 29, was given a whole-life term, and Michael Adebowale, 22, was jailed for at least 45 years for hacking the soldier to death in Woolwich last year. In a statement read by a family liaison officer outside the Old Bailey after the sentencing, the family said: "We feel that no other sentence would have been acceptable and we would like to thank the judge and the courts for handing down what we believe to be the right prison terms. Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick, who heads Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command, said the sentences reflected the "true horror of their actions in taking this young man's life in such a barbaric way". More »